WORLD NEWS

South Africa Records First Two Covid-19 Deaths_ Ada Nkong

South Africa on Friday reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus outbreak as the number of confirmed cases breached the 1,000 mark, the government said. “This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement.… Continue reading South Africa Records First Two Covid-19 Deaths_ Ada Nkong

Governance

President Buhari Orders Release of N 15 Billion Covid-19 Intervention Fund_Ada Nkong

In a bid to intensify efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N15 billion to the Lagos State government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) .The President explained on his twitter handle on Thursday, that the approval follows the extensive briefings he has… Continue reading President Buhari Orders Release of N 15 Billion Covid-19 Intervention Fund_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

14 New Cases of Covid-19 In Nigeria_Ada Nkong

The National center for disease control says 14 new cases of Covid-19 have been discovered in Nigeria. Of the 14, 12 are in Lagos while two are in the FCT. 6 were discovered on a vessel. 3 returned from outside the country and 1 is a close contact of a confirmed case. The total number… Continue reading 14 New Cases of Covid-19 In Nigeria_Ada Nkong

Governance

Full Text of Lai Mohammed’s Address on Covid-19 Measures_Ada Nkong

TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE HON MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY, 26 MARCH, 2020. Good afternoon gentlemen, and welcome to this press conference, called to update you on the measures being taken by the Federal Government to tackle the #Coronavirus pandemic. I want to say… Continue reading Full Text of Lai Mohammed’s Address on Covid-19 Measures_Ada Nkong

Governance

Covid-19: Abuja Municipal Council Closes Markets_Ada Nkong

The Abuja Municipal Area Council, Amac has ordered an immediate closure of all markets within the council's jurisdiction as part of effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the country. This was disclosed in a statement by the According to a statement by Council's Secretary, Mrs. Rahmat Abdullahi, "the closure is inline with… Continue reading Covid-19: Abuja Municipal Council Closes Markets_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

US Offers $15 Million for Arrest of Venezuelan President_Ada Nkong

The US has charged Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro and other senior officials in the country with drug trafficking crimes. The move, which will increase tensions between the two nations, was announced by Attorney General William Barr. The US also offered a $15m (£12.5m) reward for any information leading to Mr Maduro's arrest. It has long… Continue reading US Offers $15 Million for Arrest of Venezuelan President_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Bosch Develops Test Kit That Detects Coronavirus in 3 Hours_Ada Nkong

Robert Bosch on Thursday said it has developed a diagnostic tool for detecting the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in under three hours, potentially aiding the challenge of understanding how far the virus has spread. Bosch’s rapid molecular diagnostic test, which runs on its Vivalytic analysis device, can detect a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection in under two and a… Continue reading Bosch Develops Test Kit That Detects Coronavirus in 3 Hours_Ada Nkong